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Smiling pig at Misty Brook Farm

We have a job opening: Sales Account Manager

Misty Brook Farm Sales Account Manager
Type: Part-Time Position 8hr/week, year-round
Category: Sales and Marketing

OVERVIEW
Account Manager for Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont

OPPORTUNITY
Opportunity to be an integral part of the New England sustainable agriculture and local food movement, working in a fast paced and challenging environment as the sales account manager for a certified organic, biodynamic family farm. Position offers a great learning experience and opportunity for development.

REQUIREMENTS
Candidates must:

  • Have a passion for locally grown food, sustainable agriculture & sales.
  • Possess high levels of energy & self-motivation.
  • Be able to work well independently.
  • Be organized, self-disciplined, detail oriented & sociable.
  • Be comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic industry.
  • Live in the territory (Maine) & have a reliable car.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Growing Misty Brook Farm business in territory as primary contact with established and new accounts. Growing existing retail, wholesale and institutional accounts, opening new accounts, establishing new sales channels.

Must be able to:

  • Establish rapport with buyers & ideally have a network of contacts at Maine retailers and other wholesale businesses that support local farms.
  • Identify and prioritize opportunities for incremental volume growth.
  • Identify promotional/cross-promotional activities.
  • Develop tactics to close identified opportunities.
  • Look for new opportunities to grow business.
  • Establish goals.
  • Competently communicate our “story”.
  • Understand buyer needs.
  • Meet with buyers to promote products.
  • Anticipate objections.
  • Competently understand market and competitive data.
  • Close and follow up with accounts and opportunities in a timely manner.
  • Have an eye for creative display and point of sale, product and label development, price setting.
  • Manage MailChimp campaigns and social media.

Communication:

  • Effectively communicate internally and externally.
  • Bi-weekly sales call and goal updates.
  • Professional and succinct retail memos and account correspondence.
  • Communication of account and inventory needs to production team.
  • Report to Katia Holmes – Livestock, Distribution, & Marketing Manager.

COMPENSATION
Contract position
$20/hr. 0.20 FTE 8hr/week
reimbursement for mileage

Applicant may be remotely based, but must live in Maine, with easy access to Southern and Central Maine.

 CONTACT
Send resume to Katia Holmes

Misty Brook Farm
156 Bog Road
Albion, ME 04910
(207)-437-4719
mistybrookorganicfarm@yahoo.com

Misty Brook Farm

Misty Brook Farm

We are a 400 acre certified organic farm in Albion, Maine.  Our focus is producing high quality staple foods that satisfy all the requirements of a healthy, balanced diet.  Certified Organic 100% grass-fed raw Jersey cow’s milk and cream, 100% grass-fed beef, pasture raised pork, milk-fed rose veal, pasture raised chicken and eggs, four-season vegetables, stone milled whole grain flours, dry beans and more!  None of our cow’s receive any grain.  To supplement the pasture based forage, our chickens and pigs are fed certified organic soy-free grain on a free choice basis as well as our own milk-soaked home grown whole grains!  We use our own compost from animals and plants to enrich the soil and promote healthy pastures. Our compost is enlivened by Biodynamic preparations to encourage healthy microbial activity and create a balanced organic fertilizer. Our crops and animals move across the farm in a rotation. This keeps both the crops and animals disease free and prevents soil depletion.
The crops are the breath of the farm, and the animals are the heartbeat!

 

Happy cows at Misty Brook Farm

100% Grass-fed Raw Jersey Cows Milk

Our certified organic herd of Jersey cows is 100% grass-fed.  They make stunning milk and cream which we sell raw in our farm stand, at farmers markets and in natural foods stores around the state.  High in vitamins, minerals and beautiful golden butter fat–our cows will surely win your heart!

For a list of stores in addition to our farm shop where our milk is sold, click here!

 

Misty Brook Farm Family

We’re the Holmes Family: Brendan, Katia and our three boys, Alister, Johnny, and William.  

Brendan and Katia started farming in central Massachusetts in the early 2000s. We were renting land from 14 landlords in four towns!  We had wonderful customers who drove a long way to our farm shop because they loved our products.

After eight years, we found this beautiful 400-acre farm in Albion, Maine and moved up here. We still have a farm shop, but our main focus now is on wholesale. We deliver to natural food and local foods stores all over Maine, as well as restaurants, caterers, and buyers clubs.

Our son, Alister, is getting into the family business, growing vegetables and learning how to sell them at farmers markets.

You’re welcome to visit any time, and, if we’re here, we’d be glad to show you around.